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ATVI

Activision Blizzard

$41.68

1.57 (3.91%)

, EA

Electronic Arts

$102.37

5.1 (5.24%)

06:19
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06:19

Activision Blizzard price target lowered to $49 from $54 at SunTrust

SunTrust analyst Matthew Thornton lowered his price target on Activision Blizzard (ATVI) to $49, saying the company's reported quarter and guidance were "clearly challenged", with added risk coming from the rising popularity of Electronic Arts' (EA) Apex Legends. The analyst also keeps his Buy rating on the stock, noting that some of its uncertainty has been removed while the management is increasing development investment to accelerate new content. Thornton lowers his FY19 and FY20 EPS by 42c and 43c to $2.25 and $2.50 respectively, adding that his new valuation multiples are in in with historical average and may prove conservative.

ATVI

Activision Blizzard

$41.68

1.57 (3.91%)

EA

Electronic Arts

$102.37

5.1 (5.24%)

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ATVI Activision Blizzard
$41.68

1.57 (3.91%)

02/04/19
JPMS
02/04/19
NO CHANGE
Target $228
JPMS
Overweight
Activision, Sonos, Netflix offer best strategic fits for Apple, says JPMorgan
Despite Apple (AAPL) itself offering no comments on the subject or giving any indication to investors of its intentions, potential acquisition targets for the company have been widely discussed in press reports on a regular basis, JPMorgan analyst Samik Chatterjee tells investors in a research note. The speculation has included a wide range of industries, from automobile manufacturers, like Tesla (TSLA), to information platforms, like Twitter (TWTR), adds the analyst. He believes the speculation has likely in part been driven by the $130B of net cash on Apple's balance sheet. Chatterjee finds three industries to be of the most strategic value to Apple for potential deals: Video gaming, smart home speaker and video content. These areas provide potential growth opportunities to leverage Apple's services over a wider installed base, says the analyst. In video gaming, he sees Activision Blizzard (ATVI) as being the best strategic fit for Apple. In smart home speaker, Chatterjee believes Sonos (SONO) offers the best strategic of the names mentioned in the press. And in video content, the analyst views Netflix (NFLX) as the best strategic fit, although he "appreciates a combination is less likely as Netflix is unlikely to be a seller for a modest premium."
02/04/19
BTIG
02/04/19
NO CHANGE
Target $142
BTIG
Buy
BTIG says 'no reason to doubt' Take-Two's ability to execute
BTIG analyst Brandon Ross reiterated a Buy rating and $142 price target on Take-Two (TTWO), telling investors in a research note that while EA (EA) and Activision Blizzard (ATVI) are meaningfully off their highs, Take-Two has continued to outperform, with the establishment of Red Dead Redemption 2 as a massive new franchise and recurrent spending growth that has exceeded expectations, but its stock has declined in sympathy with its peers. Ross says that while questions have arisen at the other publishers, "we do not have any reason to doubt" Take-Two's ability to execute.
02/11/19
BNCH
02/11/19
NO CHANGE
Target $68
BNCH
Buy
Activision Blizzard price target lowered to $68 ahead of earnings at Benchmark
Benchmark analyst Mike Hickey previewed Activision Blizzard's Q4 results, stating that he remains cautious about near-term growth expectations given the uncertainty he sees around mobile and advertising performance contributions. The company's "clandestine restructuring" continues, said Hickey. The Fly notes that late last week Bloomberg cited people familiar with the matter in anticipating Activision Blizzard will announce layoffs Tuesday as part of the company's restructuring intended to centralize some of its functions. Hickey lowered his price target on Activision Blizzard shares to $68 from $87 ahead of the company's report but keeps a Buy rating, citing his view of its strong medium-term growth opportunity.
02/13/19
PIPR
02/13/19
NO CHANGE
Target $52
PIPR
Overweight
Activision target lowered to $52 after 'year to forget' at Piper Jaffray
Activision Blizzard's 2018 "was a year to forget" and 2019 is about re-balancing resources to focus on areas of potential growth, Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson tells investors in a post-earnings research note. The company posted Q4 revenue below and earnings in-line with consensus, while its 2019 guidance is below the Street, as expected, adds the analyst. Olson maintains an Overweight rating on Activision Blizzard and lowered his price target for the shares to $52 from $55.
EA Electronic Arts
$102.37

5.1 (5.24%)

02/11/19
02/11/19
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Target $103

Neutral
Electronic Arts downgraded to Neutral at Buckingham after rally
As previously reported, Buckingham analyst Matthew Harrigan downgraded Electronic Arts to Neutral from Buy while also raising his price target to $103 from $90. The analyst cites the "early success" of the Apex Legends game after the company disclosed that it reached 10M players in just 10 days since its release, driving a 16% increase in its stock price that is now 30% off its 12-month lows. Harrigan warns however that because it is a free game, its monetization depends on players' purchasing of new cosmetic "skins", adding that unlike Fortnite, the first-person shooter view of Apex Legends lessens the appeal of these skins.
02/11/19
JEFF
02/11/19
NO CHANGE
Target $90
JEFF
Buy
Electronic Arts price target raised to $90 from $80 at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Timothy O'Shea raised his price target for Electronic Arts to $90 saying Titanfall Apex Legends is the company's "hottest new game in years." The game is a free battle royale game that seeks to capitalize on the same trends that propelled Fortnite to $2.4B of revenue in 2018, O'Shea tells investors in a research note. He keeps a Buy rating on shares of Electronic Arts.
02/11/19
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Fly Intel: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Tesla (TSLA) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Canaccord with analyst Jed Dorsheimer saying he thinks electric vehicle, or EV, penetration is underappreciated by Wall Street. 2. Avis Budget (CAR) upgraded to Buy from Sell at Goldman Sachs with analyst David Tamberrino saying trading at 6.2 times estimated 2019 EBITDA versus a historical trough multiple of 5.9 times and long-term average 8.4 times, shares of Avis look attractive for mean reversion. 3. Electronic Arts (EA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Justin Post citing the surprise start to Apex Legends' new Battle Royale. 4. Hasbro (HAS) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Monness Crespi. 5. Lloyds Banking (LYG) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
02/11/19
BARD
02/11/19
NO CHANGE
Target $106
BARD
Outperform
Electronic Arts price target raised to $106 from $90 at Baird
Baird analyst Colin Sebastian raised his price target on Electronic Arts to $106 and kept his Outperform rating after the company disclosed today that the number of active Apex Legends players has topped 25M since its launch. The analyst states that the launch implies a better start the the "phenom" Fortnite game, which took over 40 days to reach 25M users, adding that while the data on player retention and monetization is limited, an upcoming update from Respawn should give investors more visibility on whether Apex will be a hit.

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Amazon.com

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Equinix

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Nokia

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Amgen

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Western Gas Partners

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WIN

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